Habitat III

habitat-iii

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016.

In resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.

Habitat III will be the first UN global summit after the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and, hopefully, a new climate change agreement. 

17 – 20 October 2016, Quito, Ecuador
https://www.habitat3.org/

Habitat III Issue Papers - CITIES AND CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

 

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WMO New UN Urban Agenda (full pdf):

Integrated Urban Weather, Climate, Environment and Water Services for
Sustainable Cities

Is your city experiencing weather, environment and climate related challenges? Come discuss your city's issues with experts from WMO, IPCC and IAUC. Find out about research and best practices in other cities that are facing challenges.  Explore the resources and opportunities that can come from working with experts from these agencies.

Please join us in the "Talk with the United Nations" room of the One UN Pavilion on
Tuesday, 18 October from 2.30 to 3.00 p.m.,

Wednesday, 19 October from 5.00 to 5.30 p.m., or

Thursday, 20 October from 12.00 to 12.30 p.m.

Contacts:
Prof. Alexander Baklanov, WMO focal point for HABITAT-III, e-mail: abaklanovATwmo.int

urbanposter 

 

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HABITAT-III Side Event

“Climate change and urban disaster resilience”
Thursday, 20 October 2016, 08:00 – 11:30
At  One UN Pavilion, Room B

AGENDA(pdf)

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Global Atmospheric Watch
Air Quality Products and Services from Global to Urban Scale
Leafleft (pdf)

Habitat III_leaflet_Final1 Habitat III_leaflet_Final2

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WMO Contribution to the UN Urban Library:


WMO is kindly asking to add to the electronic library the following publications/documents:

 

1. WMO brochure for HABITAT-III:

"Integrated weather, climate, hydrology and related environment services for sustainable cities",

web link: http://ane4bf-datap1.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wmocms/s3fs-public/Habitat_foldout_JN16608_v2.pdf?bXdFeqO4Nw4Fc1gy1iwaaH6TtrXIPqQL   


2. WMO brochure for HABITAT-II: "Climate and Urban Development",

web-link: http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_844_en.pdf


3. WWOSC book: Seamless prediction of the Earth system: from minutes to months:

PDF version: Seamless prediction of the Earth system: from minutes to months

web-link: http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_1156_en.pdf  

Chapter 18 is for Urban environment issues.


4. WMO-IGAC Report on WMO/IGAC Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and Climate (Lead authors: Tong Zhu, Megan L. Melamed, David Parrish, Michael Gauss, Laura Gallardo Klenner, Mark Lawrence, Abdourahamane Konare and Cathy Liousse), ISBN: 978-0-9882867-0-2, 309 pp. September 2012

web link: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/Final_GAW_205.pdf   


5. Overview of WMO projects on “Urban development - Megacities” :

http://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/focus-areas/urban-development-megacities


6. WMO Bulletin article: Towards Integrated Urban Weather, Environment and Climate Services

Vol 63 (1) - 2014 web link: http://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/towards-integrated-urban-weather-environment-and-climate-services  


7. Web-site: The WMO GAW Urban Research Meteorology and Environment Project (GURME)

http://mce2.org/wmogurme/  


8. WMO report on Guidance on Heatwave-Health warning systems:

http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_1142_en.pdf  


9. WMO GAW Report: System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR - India), 60 pp. June 2015

web-link: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/Final_GAW_217.pdf  


10. WMO GAW Report on: WMO GURME Workshop on Urban Meteorological Observation Design, Shanghai, China, 11-14 December 2011

web-link: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/Final_GAW_208.pdf  


11. Computer Game ‘Be an Urban Climate Architect’: https://uhh.de/cen-urban-climate-architect   (Hamburg University, for WMO GURME SAG)


12. Associated Programme on Flood Management (APFM) Brochure (attached) - too big, so I'll send it separately.


13. APFM Tool Serie: Urban Flood Management in a Changing Climate (2012) http://www.apfm.info/publications/tools/APFM_Tool_14.pdf


14. WMO Flash Flood Guidance System (FFGS) website will brochures in different languages http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/hwrp/flood/ffgs/index_en.php  


15. IPCC Reports:

AR5 WGI Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis:

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/

AR5 WGII Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg2/

AR5 WGIII Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg3/

AR5 Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report (SYR)

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/syr/

AR5 SYR website: http://ar5-syr.ipcc.ch


16. WMO GURME SAFAR project video on System of Air Quality Forecasting and Research (SAFAR - for Indian cities) 4 min - contact "Dr.Gufran Beig" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text44451); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;                 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2QhxEw7n306Tmd1TWkwM2o3OEk/view?ts=57f48bbd


17. WMO Bulletin article: Megacities – Refining Models to Client Environment

Vol 64 (1) - 2015  web-link: http://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/megacities-%E2%80%93-refining-models-client-environment

 

18. WMO Report: "ESTABLISHING INTEGRATED WEATHER, CLIMATE, WATER AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR MEGACITIES AND LARGE URBAN COMPLEXES – INITIAL GUIDANCE",

web-link: http://www.gfcs-climate.org/sites/default/files/events/Expert%20Workshop//WMO_Megacity_IMP_Plan.pdf


19. UNEP-WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone Summary for Decision Makers (2011)

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/BlackCarbon_SDM.pdf  


20. Very important to add the Spanish and French versions of the Book:

Seamless prediction of the Earth system: from minutes to months:

PDF version: Seamless prediction of the Earth system: from minutes to months

web-link: http://library.wmo.int/pmb_ged/wmo_1156_en.pdf  

Chapter 18 is for Urban environment issues.

You can access different versions from the following URLs:

- French: http://library.wmo.int/opac/index.php?lvl=notice_display&;id=19591

- Spanish: http://library.wmo.int/opac/index.php?lvl=notice_display&;id=19525

(and English: library.wmo.int/opac/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=17276 )


21. The joint UNEP-WMO-UNCCD 'Global Assessment of Sand and Dust Storms' report (with preface signed by the UN Secretary General) presented at the UN General Assembly and it is published here. http://uneplive.unep.org/media/docs/assessments/global_assessment_of_sand_and_dust_storms.pdf

 

22. WMO WWRP High Impact Weather Project newsletter:

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/wwrp/new/documents/HIWeather_news_September_2016.pdf

and a presentation on the project:

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/wwrp/new/documents/HIWeather_introduction.pdf


23. Implementation plan of the WMO WWRP High Impact Weather Project:

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/wwrp/new/documents/HIW_IP_v1_4.pdf


24. The WMO GAW  leaflet 'GAW AQ Services and Products: From the global to urban scale' :

http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/documents/Habitat%20III%20WMO%20GAW%20APP-GURME%20leaflet__Final.pdf


25. The WCRP CORDEX Program flyer  (attached)


26. Leaflet of the Urban Climate journal (attached) - we can deliver and publish Special issues of the journal.


27. WMO article: WMO and the new urban agenda:

http://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/focus-areas/urban-development-megacities/wmo-and-new-urban-agenda